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15-06-2012, 08:20 AM
Just saw this today.
Couldn't see it posted anywhere else here:
web link to animation of orbit added from SLOOH
15-06-2012, 11:55 AM
I'll be interested to know if we'll be able to capture it on a long exposure pic. And if it will be making it's closest approach for us tonight.
15-06-2012, 12:09 PM
Its already been and gone.
About 10:30 am this morning (15 June) AEST.
Rob McNaught did say on the telecast that it was unusually bright for an asteroid.
15-06-2012, 12:32 PM
ahhh, not to worry.
:mad2: Grumble, grumble grrrr
I just missed it too- I was asking about it on fb just earlier today.
I came across the article last night and minimised the link it to post and ask about it and then I forgot about it until half an hour ago. My head was busy being too busy to remember. :screwy:
I wonder if Jonathon (astrojunk) got any video footage of this... :question:
15-06-2012, 03:34 PM
15-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Doubt it Suzy it is in our daytime, Midnight UT.
15-06-2012, 06:20 PM
I grabbed a few shots last night and will post the results when I get round to calibrating and processing the frames over the weekend.
It was unusually bright, at around mag 13.9 and showed clear movement in 60 second exposures. It took approx 30 or so frames to cross the 17 arc min field of my CCD camera.
15-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Good on ya Dennis, looking forward to your image. I was keen to know the mag. of this object, thanks.
15-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Any one got any coordinates for this asteroid Please :prey::prey:
15-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Last night it was moving pretty quickly so you would need to plot the coordinates in real time and then jump ahead to see if it pops into the field?
I obtained the asteroid data through The Sky X Pro (by name) and it downloaded the orbital elements and plotted the rock on my sky chart. I then slewed the ‘scope ahead and began snapping 60 sec images and waited until it popped into view.
This was of course easy with a GoTo mount connected to The Sky X Pro – I’d probably have failed miserably trying to star hop!
Here is a screen print for Brisbane, Fri June 15th at 10:00pm. The RA and DEC coordinates are in the text panel at left in screen capture.
15-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Thanks Dennis I have been able to download the coordinates into my Argo Navis from CBAT so all is well
Just got to see if it is visible in the 16"scope :D
16-06-2012, 08:29 AM
great work Dennis,well done,will this object be about tonight?or is it gone.
if its about how can I get coordinates ,BAS members coming up tonight-might be a item of interest.
look forward to your images Dennis.
16-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Slooh LZ1 Asteroid Orbit Simulation
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